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Original Album Classics: Writer; Music; Rhymes & Reasons; Fantasy; Wrap Around Joy Box set


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Original Album Classics: Writer; Music; Rhymes & Reasons; Fantasy; Wrap Around Joy + Tapestry
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  • Audio CD (13 Oct 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: SonyBMG/Legacy/Epic
  • ASIN: B0018BF1LI
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,201 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Spaceship RacesCarole King 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. No Easy Way DownCarole King 4:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Child Of MineCarole King 4:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Goin' BackCarole King 3:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. To LoveCarole King 3:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. What Have You Got To LoseCarole King 3:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. EventuallyCarole King 4:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Raspberry JamCarole King 4:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Can't You Be RealCarole King 2:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I Can't Hear You No MoreCarole King 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Sweet SweetheartCarole King 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Up On The RoofCarole King with James Taylor 3:36£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Brother, BrotherCarole King 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. It's Going To Take Some TimeCarole King 3:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Sweet SeasonsCarole King 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Some Kind Of WonderfulCarole King 3:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. SurelyCarole King 4:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Carry Your LoadCarole King 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. MusicCarole King 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Song Of Long AgoCarole King 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. BrighterCarole King 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Growing Away From MeCarole King 3:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Too Much RainCarole King 3:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Back To CaliforniaCarole King 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Come Down EasyCarole King 3:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. My My She CriesCarole King 2:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Peace In The ValleyCarole King 3:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Feeling Sad TonightCarole King 3:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The First Day In AugustCarole King 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Bitter With the SweetCarole King 2:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Goodbye Don't Mean I'm GoneCarole King 3:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Stand Behind MeCarole King 2:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Gotta Get Through Another DayCarole King 2:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I Think I Can Hear YouCarole King 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Ferguson RoadCarole King 2:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Been To CanaanCarole King 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Fantasy BeginningCarole King 1:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. You've Been Around Too LongCarole King 3:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Being At War With Each OtherCarole King 3:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. DirectionsCarole King 3:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. That's How Things Go DownCarole King 3:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. WeekdaysCarole King 2:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. HaywoodCarole King 4:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. A Quiet Place To LiveCarole King 1:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Welfare SymphonyCarole King 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. You Light Up My LifeCarole King 3:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. CorazónCarole King 4:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Believe In HumanityCarole King 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Fantasy EndCarole King 1:25£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. NightingaleCarole King 3:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Change In Mind, Change Of HeartCarole King 4:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. JazzmanCarole King 3:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. You Go Your Way, I'll Go MineCarole King 3:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. You're Something NewCarole King 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. We Are All In This TogetherCarole King 4:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Wrap Around JoyCarole King 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. You Gentle MeCarole King 3:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. My Lovin' EyesCarole King 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Sweet AdonisCarole King 3:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. A Night This Side Of DyingCarole King 2:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Best Is Yet To ComeCarole King 3:30£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

This is a five classic albums CD box set with the original artworked 'mini LP' CD wallets in deluxe packaging. It contains the albums Writer, Music, Rhyme & Reason, Fantasy and Wrap Around Joy.

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Glenn Cook HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 Mar 2012
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DISC 1: WRITER: CAROLE KING:
1. Spaceship Races
2. No Easy Way Down
3. Child Of Mine
4. Goin' Back
5. To Love
6. What Have You Got To Lose
7. Eventually
8. Raspberry Jam
9. Can't You Be Real
10. I Can't Hear You No More
11. Sweet Sweetheart
12. Up On The Roof

DISC 2: MUSIC:
1. Brother, Brother
2. It's Going To Take Some Time
3. Sweet Seasons
4. Some Kind Of Wonderful
5. Surely
6. Carry Your Load
7. Music
8. Song Of Long Ago
9. Brighter
10. Growing Away From Me
11. Too Much Rain
12. Back To California

DISC 3: RHYMES & REASONS:
1. Come Down Easy
2. My My She Cries
3. Peace In The Valley
4. Feeling Sad Tonight
5. First Day In August, The
6. Bitter With the Sweet
7. Goodbye Don't Mean I'm Gone
8. Stand Behind Me
9. Gotta Get Through Another Day
10. I Think I Can Hear You
11. Ferguson Road
12. Been To Canaan

DISC 4: FANTASY:
1. Fantasy Beginning
2. You've Been Around Too Long
3. Being At War With Each Other
4. Directions
5. That's How Things Go Down
6. Weekdays
7. Haywood
8. Quiet Place To Live, A
9. Welfare Symphony
10. You Light Up My Life
11. Corazón
12. Believe In Humanity
13. Fantasy End

DISC 5: WRAP AROUND JOY:
1. Night This Side Of Dying, A
2. Change In Mind, Change Of Heart
3. Jazzman
4. My Lovin' Eyes
5. Nightingale
6. Sweet Adonis
7. Best Is Yet To Come, The
8. We Are All In This Together
9. Wrap Around Joy
10. You Gentle Me
11. You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine
12. You're Something New
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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful By J. Eddelbuettel on 20 Mar 2009
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All Carole King recordings are dwarved by the towering success of Tapestry, which was released after Writer and followed by the other 4 disks in this set. So for content alone anything more than 4 stars aren't merited. Viewed from a value for money aspect this is a 'no brains, must buy' offer, though.

Writer (3*) suffers from an aged sound and production. Thank god they had that fixed on Tapestry. Music (4*) finds Carole in good shape as a composer but clearly lacking the lyrical talents of ex-husband Gerry Goffin. It features a good band of musicians, clean production and makes for enjoyable listening. On Rhymes And Reasons (3*) the lyrics are more bluesy, but still not much better. It is a bit of a subdued offering with the beautiful track Ferguson Road rising high above the pack. Fantasy (4*) is a much more ambitious project. The songs blend into one another on this concept album commenting on modern life. The lyrical effort is a little naive but overall the outcome is a success. Wrap Around Joy (4*) finds Carole going from singer/songwriter to almost full blown pop. The unparalleled clarity of her voice and phrasing keeps this from going sentimental and the upward trend in the lyrics is continued.

I still find her following album, Throroughbred (5*), her best besides Tapestry. But even if I'll only play the three 4-star albums in this set again, I'd still be glad that they have been re-released in this inexpensive package. Most of them had been all but unavailable for a long time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 11 May 2013
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either brilliant or quirky but always damn interesting, what a spectacular list of successful songs this lady has. also how many odd bands have covered her work ?
if you are a budding songwriter start here, listen to her use of words , music and any instrument she feels like tweaking, this is music from the soul buy and take the time to listen properly
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By lonniej on 17 July 2011
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Already have some of these five albums on LP but at under £6 for five this is a great bargain. Snags: No sleeve notes and the LP covers have been shrunk to CD size, leaving them nearly unreadable. The Carole King quality is evident throughout but not every song on every album is a classic. Having said that, 'Rhymes And Reasons' and 'Wrap Around Joy' are pretty nearly faultless. You can't go wrong at this price.
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By Bridget West on 12 July 2014
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Brilliant
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. M. Masson on 2 Nov 2011
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Carole King has achieved more than her fair share of awards, but these CDs show the reasons behind her fame and her unique style which encompasses many features which are too many to go into here. A "National Treasure" is too small a phrase to use!!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 16 Nov 2011
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for an old carole king fan renewing his music collection this did just wot it says on the tin. wonderful.
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